At last, an opportunity for string students to experience the wonder of this timeless tale! The suite is a setting of many old English Christmas carols, in six movements. Each arrangement can stand alone for holiday concert programming, but when played together they provide a complete accompaniment to an optional narration of Charles Dickens' text. Additional percussion parts lend color to the drama. Totally accessible for intermediate orchestras, but fully satisfying for advanced groups, this suite promises to become a holiday concert tradition for any orchestra program.